View Full Version : Is there an alternative to Realplayer

Chris NS
22nd May 2006, 04:46 PM
I've been trying to get Realplayer working in FC5, and I've managed to do it after arguing with my configuration, but it's a pain in the bum to do it that way. Does anyone know if there are any alternatives that can play Realplayer videos - preferably something that I can get in a repository to save all of this fiddling? Or are there any plugins that work with Helix or Totem?

22nd May 2006, 04:52 PM
I think mplayer works fine with most of the formats. VLC is also very fine.

23rd May 2006, 04:10 PM
hmm I will try VLC with it now because I can not get sound to work with any RM video file

23rd May 2006, 04:11 PM
try to start the player from the console and see what errormessages about sound it returns.

23rd May 2006, 05:34 PM
I have mplayer configured as in Stanton Finley guide (http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html), and it plays RM files all right

24th May 2006, 12:18 AM
I installed according to that guide and mplayer does not load in terminal nothing.

As for VLC I am dling it finally now.

24th May 2006, 01:48 AM
Isn't HelixPlayer based on RealPlayer? If so, Fedora has it preinstalled (depending on the packages you chose during installtion).

24th May 2006, 03:09 AM
i could not get it to and vlc does not play real player files at all

25th May 2006, 04:14 PM
I installed mplayer following the sme guide mentioned above and when I type gmplayer it does nothing, acts as though its not there.

25th May 2006, 04:54 PM
What comes up if you start it from a terminal?
And, was your YUM config as recommended in the guide?

25th May 2006, 06:24 PM
yum I reinstalled i386 from x86_64 as it would not play wmv9 files. did the guide step by step for everything. I just get it as if its not installed

18th March 2007, 05:24 AM
I don't other media players are able to play realplayer format (rm) other than realplayer itself. This is sad because i am look for alternatives too.